About Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz

 

Edward Kienholz (1927-1994) was born in Fairfield, Washington. He was a self-taught artist and acquired many impressions, insights, and manual skills that would later be decisive for his artistic work. In 1954, Kienholz became involved in the avant-garde art scene and produced his first wooden reliefs, assemblages, and later three-dimensional 'tableaux', large-scale installations for which he used found objects.

Nancy Reddin Kienholz (1943-2019) was a self-taught photographer and mixed media artist, who began her artistic partnership with her husband, Edward Kienholz, in 1972. The couple became widely recognized for their assemblage works and large-scale tableaux.